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Scouts marking 100 years with local flair

Coastal Empire Council of Boy Scouts of America kicks off its celebration of the 100th anniversary scouting with an expo in Savannah this weekend.

October 23, 2009 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Help brighten patients' holidays

Editor, In Georgia there are several thousand citizens living in the state's seven regional mental health and retardation hospitals. Many of these patients have lived in these hospitals most of their lives and have little, if any, contact with or support from friends or family.

October 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Choose employee benefits carefully

Many employers will soon be offering open enrollment for next year's employee benefit coverage. Wading through all that paperwork is a sure-fire cure for insomnia, but considering how much is at stake, you may want to pour another cup of coffee and dive in.

October 23, 2009 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Advice/Columnists


Help write Liberty's history

Do you have a story to tell about life in Liberty County years ago? Perhaps you know someone who has lived here for ages and remembers when Fort Stewart was not here. There are a few citizens in Liberty County who can recall that era, but time is running out. We must get their stories while we can.

October 23, 2009 | By Margie Love Columnist | Opinion


Pentagon says Iraq drawdown on schedule

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2009 - Although much work remains to draw down the U.S. troop presence in Iraq, Pentagon officials told Congress here today the Defense Department is well on schedule to meet President Barack Obama's withdrawal timeline.

Obama announced in February plans for a responsible drawdown of forces in Iraq. His plan, in accordance with the U.S.-Iraq security agreement signed in 2008, called for U.S. forces there to cede operations within city limits by June 30 and ultimately transition into an assistance and advisory force for the Iraqis. By Aug. 31, 2010, only 50,000 ...

October 21, 2009 | By SFC Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Potatoes help students in class

Fifth-graders at Taylors Creek Elementary have been planting grass on potatoes.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Frank Long students can publish books

Publishing student writing encourages reluctant writers, strengthens self-confidence and promotes literature.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


United Way kicks off in school

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty chapter has kicked off its annual drive for funds at Joseph Martin Elementary School. Principal Sue Tolley planned creative ways to encourage staff to give.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Muffins with Mom at Joseph Martin

Joseph Martin Elementary School recently had Muffins with Mom, allowing students the opportunity to honor their mothers.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Parents suspect seizure may have led to drowning

Tragedy struck Long County on Monday when a 5-year-old boy, described as friendly and outgoing, drowned in a bathtub.

October 21, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Block drafts to cut home heating bills

Heating fuel prices are down, but now that there's a nip in the air, you could be discovering all the air leaks in your home.

October 21, 2009 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Advice/Columnists


Health reform won't stop people from dying

I had a chance recently to talk with a physician who had strong ideas about health-care reform. I'm not going to tell you who it was because I didn't tell him I was doing a story and, really, I hadn't planned on it.

October 21, 2009 | By Pat Watkins Staff writer | Opinion


Obama deserves Nobel Peace Prize

President Barack Obama deserved the Nobel Peace Prize. That's an indictment, not a compliment. Rather than living up to the honor, it should be Obama's mission to show he's thoroughly unworthy of it.

October 21, 2009 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


School is about learning, not entertainment

Q: My kindergartener brought home a questionnaire that asks: Do you like your class? Do you have friends in your class? Does your teacher treat you like you want to be treated? Does your teacher help you learn and do new things? I'm supposed to read him the questions, which he then answers by coloring in a face with a smile, a neutral expression (straight line), or a frown. I think that exercises of this sort only serve to undermine respect for the teacher. Am I right to refuse to let him complete this questionnaire? If so, what should ...

October 21, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


City, residents to 'make a difference' Saturday

This Saturday is national Make A Difference Day, which is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors and communities coming together to complete volunteer project.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | News


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Long County FFA officers attend conference

Six Long County High School students attended the National FFA Organization Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference from July 13-15 in Covington.

July 29, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Coaches, players gather for media event

WAYCROSS - High-school football coaches from around southeast Georgia were at the Historic Rail Head Depot on Saturday to meet with media and fans before teams ...

July 29, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Birth: Brielle Anne Bryant

Brielle Anne Bryant was born June 18 to Danielle Mary Bryant and Avion Martez Bryant of Hinesville.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Sports briefs

All*Stars banquet Friday

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Men’s hoops team heads to Costa Rica

Fresh off of a surprising season that saw it get a win away from the NCAA tournament, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team is ...

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


How does Georgia stack up against other states?

Georgia is a state where we measure ourselves by how other people think of us.

July 29, 2015 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Officer remembers slain robbery victim

Hinesville police Officer James Williams is heartbroken over the death of Hakeem Lamar Clark, the 21-year-old city resident who was gunned down Saturday night during ...

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sound off for July 29

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 ...

July 29, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Grand jury indictments

The following indictments were recently handed up by the Liberty County Grand Jury:

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


HPD chief's peers present service award

SAVANNAH ― The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police has named Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier as the recipient of the GACP Meritorious Service Award.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Surgeon hired by BJI office

JESUP - The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of Amber Aragon, M.D., to its staff.

July 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Clerk's office leads way in court technology

I was hired Nov. 13, 1983, as chief deputy clerk of the Office of the Clerk of Courts of Liberty County, having served previously for ...

July 28, 2015 | By Barry Wilkes Special to the Courier | Opinion


Birth: Elijah Javier-Kel Hinds

Elijah Javier-Kel Hinds was born at 7:28 p.m. June 17 to Keysia Hinds of Hinesville and Ersell McCullen of Jesup.

July 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Long County man dies in wreck

A Long County man was killed in a wreck Tuesday afternoon in Walthourville, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

July 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Tink's quest for a chainsaw

My husband is like a relentless teenager. When he wants something, he persists until it's easier for me to say "yes" just to get ...

July 28, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


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